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CES 2017 Biggest Trends To Shake The Scene This Year: Mobile Chipsets, Auto News, PCs, VR, IoT And More

A new year has kicked into gear and CES 2017 is just around the corner to get us started on a new tech journey. From VR to IoT, auto news, PCs, mobile chipsets and more, here are the major CES trends we expect this year.

January 2, 2017

Oculus CEO Bows Out To Lead New PC VR Division, Leaves Top Spot Open

Oculus has created two new divisions, one focused on PC and one on mobile. Brendan Iribe, Oculus’ chief executive, will lead the PC division, vacating his CEO duties for Oculus.

Wearable Tech December 13, 2016

Alienware 13 Is A 13-Inch VR-Ready Laptop: GeForce GTX 1060, Intel Skylake Make It A Portable Beast

Alienware has released a powerful new 13-inch laptop designed to take on virtual reality experiences. The Alienware 13 sports a GTX 1060 series graphics card and a sixth-generation Intel Skylake processor with a base price of $1,199.

Computers November 1, 2016

Abba Developing New Virtual Reality Experience With Universal Music and ‘American Idol’’s Simon Fuller

The members of iconic pop group Abba are reuniting to create a new virtual reality experience. The group has partnered with Universal Music and American Idol creator Simon Fuller in the venture.

Wearable Tech October 28, 2016

Unannounced 'Fallout 4' DLC Listing Might Not Be DLC At All

Bethesda insists that the listing of a new DLC for 'Fallout 4' discovered on Steam is anything but. If it's not new DLC, what could it be?

Video Games October 18, 2016

Get Recruited And Capture Slimer With The Interactive 'Ghostbusters VR - Now Hiring' Experience For iOS And Android

Become a Ghostbuster with this new interactive VR experience that just launched with the release of the 4K/3D combo pack of the blockbuster film.

Apps/Software October 14, 2016

Best Buy To Launch Oculus Rift VR Demos Across 500 Stores This Holiday Season

Best Buy has revealed its plans to launch Oculus Rift VR headset demos across 500 of its stores during the holiday shopping season. Demos for the PlayStation VR are also in its plans.

Wearable Tech August 25, 2016

The HTC Vive Is The Preferred VR Headset Among Game Developers, And It's Easy To See Why

According to a report by UBM Game Network, developers prefer working on the HTC Vive over rival virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift. The report does not provide an explanation, but the reason behind the trend is clear.

Wearable Tech August 24, 2016

Forget Oculus Rift, Meet Nosulus Rift: This Wearable Tech Will Let You Smell Fart In New 'South Park' Game

Ubisoft has developed a new VR wearable device dubbed the Nosulus Rift, which will offer gamers an immersive experience when playing 'South Park: The Fractured But Whole' game. Players wearing the mask-like device will be able to smell the farts of the new character.

Wearable Tech August 22, 2016

Here’s How Google Plans On Preventing Trolls In VR

There may possibly be no solution to trolling online, but Google’s Daydream Labs is experimenting with ways to prevent trolling in VR. The company plans to do this by making sure users have their own personal space and encouraging positive behavior.

Google August 10, 2016

HTC, Valve Open Source Vive VR's Tracking System For Third-Party Hardware: Future Of VR Looks Bright

Valve and partner HTC have open sourced the room-scale 3D tracking system of the Vive VR headset. Third-party companies and developers interested in using the technology will not be required to pay any licensing fees or royalties.

Gadgets August 5, 2016

Samsung Launches VR Experience That Takes Fans Inside The World Of ‘Suicide Squad’

Samsung Gear VR users can now experience a scene from ‘Suicide Squad’ as if they were one of the team with this virtual reality experience.

Geek August 3, 2016

'TrumPiñata' Is A 99 Cent VR Game Where You Literally Bash Donald Trump

As the November election grows closer, so too does the need to let out one's political frustrations.

Video Games July 22, 2016

No More Shipping Delays: Oculus Rift Preorders Are Finally Shipped

Oculus announced all Rift headsets that were preordered have all been shipped, with new orders arriving to consumers within two to four business days starting this week.

Gadgets July 13, 2016

HTC Establishes Vive Subsidiary, Helps Form $10B Investment Group: All For The Future Of Virtual Reality

HTC has established the HTC Vive Tech Corporation unit and helped form the Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance. These moves were made for the future of the burgeoning virtual reality industry.

Gadgets June 30, 2016

Twitter Is Also Getting Into the VR, AR Game: Former Apple Designer To Lead The Charge

Twitter is now also getting into the virtual reality and augmented reality industries. To lead the charge, the company has hired former Apple designer Alessandro Sabatelli to become Twitter's Director of VR and AR.

Apps/Software June 29, 2016

HTC Could Be Spinning Off Its VR Business: How Will That Help The Vive?

HTC earlier denied rumors that it is spinning off its virtual reality business. New statements made by a company executive, however, have revived speculations that HTC will create a new unit that would handle the Vive VR headset.

Business Tech June 29, 2016

Facebook Users Can Now Use Reactions In Virtual Reality For 360-Degree Videos

Oculus began rolling out the ability for Gear VR users to use Facebook Reactions when watching 360-degree videos in virtual reality on Wednesday.

Internet June 23, 2016

Researchers Find New Way To Prevent Motion Sickness On VR Systems: What Did They Do?

Virtual reality headset users experience motion sickness due to the mismatch between physical and virtual motion. Researchers from Columbia University claimed that they have found a solution to the problem.

Wearable Tech June 16, 2016

Go Wild, Shutterbugs. Facebook 360 Photos Is Finally Here

Facebook began rolling out its 360 photos on Thursday, and it allows users to capture and share immersive panoramic images to the News Feed.

Internet June 10, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs To Feature 5.5-inch 4K UHD Super AMOLED Display With Focus On VR

A new report claims to reveal one of the main specs of next year's Samsung Galaxy S8. The smartphone will reportedly rock a 4K 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a focus on VR.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 9, 2016

Getty Images Launches Virtual Reality Group For Immersive VR Content: 12,000 Stock Images Already Up

Getty Images launched an exciting new division called Getty Images VR Group, which caters to virtual reality content. An extensive trove of 12,000 premium 360-degree images are already in store, with more to come.

Business Tech June 9, 2016

Rhapsody Brings VR Experience To Music With New App

Rhapsody VR is looking to take music enjoyment to the next level by giving performances the virtual reality treatment. Just download the app and you can watch shows like you’ve got front row seats.

Apps/Software May 20, 2016

Acer And Starbreeze Band Together To Develop StarVR

Acer and Starbreeze are teaming up to design and manufacture the StarVR headset moving forward, promising to bring 'top-end VR experiences' in the near future.

Wearable Tech May 16, 2016

Google Cardboard VR Viewers Go Beyond US: Here's The Deal

The Google Cardboard VR viewer is now available for purchase in other countries apart from the U.S. Google has begun retailing the headset from its online store in the UK, Canada, France and Germany.

Gadgets May 13, 2016

$799 Vuze VR Point And Shoot Camera Opens Preorders, Launching This Fall [Video]

HumanEyes just announced that preorders for its affordable VR camera are open. Customers who want to spend on a point-and-shoot VR video recorder can get Vuze later this year, and the cam does not land alone.

Gadgets May 12, 2016

Kingspray Graffiti Simulator VR Is The Street Artist's Dream: Better Than Google Tiltbrush?

The 'Kingspray Graffiti Simulator VR' app is poised for release on the SteamVR next week. The app allows players to spray paint in a virtual environment.

Apps/Software May 11, 2016

Wevr's New Transport Platform Opens Up Brave New World Of VR To Creators And Fans

Game developer Tyler Hurd, who created a reactive VR music video experience around Future Islands’ synthpop ditty 'Old Friend' for the HTC Vive, is one of a new wave of digital artists who are being tapped to expand the content side of the VR market.

Wearable Tech April 25, 2016

'S.E.N.S.' Is First-Ever Graphic Novel To Get VR Treatment

French game developer Red Corner has developed a VR game based on comics artist Marc-Antoine Mathieu’s 'S.E.N.S.,' a popular graphic novel set in a shape-shifting monochrome landscape in which the only rule is to follow the arrows.

Wearable Tech April 15, 2016

Roblox Experiences Get More Immersive With Expansion Into VR With Oculus Rift [Interview]

Roblox gaming platform announced the expansion into virtual reality with its launch for Oculus Rift.

Geek April 15, 2016

Samsung Milk VR Will Let You Enjoy 360 Video Content Even Without Gear VR

Samsung has released a new Milk VR mobile app on the Play Store. The app will enable users who have compatible Samsung handsets to watch 360 video content on their phone sans the Gear VR headset.

Apps/Software April 14, 2016

Watch World's First Cancer Operation Live-Streamed In Virtual Reality

Exciting news to medical students and technology enthusiasts. One of UK’s top cancer surgeons, Dr. Shafi Ahmed, agreed to perform the world’s first cancer surgery to be live streamed in Virtual Reality (VR).

April 14, 2016

Ikea VR Experience Pilot Program Wants To Let You Shop In Virtual Reality

Ikea, HTC and Steam teamed up to create the perfect app for your next kitchen layout. Ikea’s VR Experience lets you see how the furniture manufacturer’s products look in real life from different perspectives.

Apps/Software April 6, 2016

HP And Nvidia Betting Big On Virtual Reality With Professional Desktop Workstations For VR Content Creators

HP and Nvidia teamed up to create desktop workstations targeted at VR creators. The powerful and quite expensive machines will pack Nvidia Quadro cards, and the top model will get the M6000 24 GB dual-card GPU.

Computers April 6, 2016

Third-Person VR Game 'Lucky's Tale' Gets A Gameplay Trailer

It's hard to imagine what a third-person virtual reality game would look like, but players can now get an idea by watching a new gameplay trailer for 'Lucky's Tale,' a title for the Oculus Rift.

Geek March 22, 2016

IBM's Real 'Sword Art Online' Is Being Played Right Now By 200 Lucky People

IBM has turned the virtual reality world of the popular anime 'Sword Art Online' into a real VR game.

Geek March 17, 2016

Qualcomm Snapdragon VR SDK Unlocks Snapdragon 820 Potential For Immersive Virtual Reality On Mobile

Qualcomm announced that it will roll out an SDK for developers who want to take VR to the next level. Qualcomm Snapdragon 820’s capabilities will be used to the max, and the company explains how the SDK will assist it.

Apps/Software March 15, 2016

Manus VR Unveils Peripheral Glove Will Support HTC Vive

Dutch VR startup Manus VR revealed its peripheral glove will be compatible with the HTC Vive, with $250 dev kits shipping in the third quarter.

Wearable Tech March 10, 2016

Oculus Adds Personalized Facebook Video Tab And Social Functions For 360-Degree Videos In VR

Facebook users will be able to like and share videos directly in VR using the Oculus-powered Gear VR headset.

Wearable Tech March 10, 2016

SMARTvr By Dodocase Is A Virtual Reality Viewer That Can Fit Into Your Pocket

Dodocase is ready to move beyond Cardboard. Its new SMARTvr accessory will help it do that if mobile VR viewer gets funded.

Wearable Tech March 9, 2016

Google Store Dedicated VR Section Features Google Cardboard, View-Master And C1-Glass VR

Google Store now has a dedicated virtual reality section. The store now includes Google Cardboard, View-Master and C1-Glass VR.

Wearable Tech March 1, 2016

Coke Wants You To Build A Virtual Reality Viewer Out Of Its Packaging

Coca-Cola wants people to continue buying boxes of its canned or bottled soft drinks so that the cardboard packages those drinks come in can get converted into cardboard virtual reality headsets.

Internet Culture February 24, 2016

Zesty Zuckerberg Bets Big On VR At MWC 2016 (Read: Oculus)

Mark Zuckerberg has forecasted that virtual reality is set to be the next big thing. The VR platform will dramatically alter the manner in which people conduct communications, how they work and live.

Wearable Tech February 24, 2016

Don't Worry, Mark Zuckerberg Is Not Taking Over The World

Don't worry — Mark Zuckerberg isn't Big Brother; he's just trying to get to the stage at a Samsung event.

Internet Culture February 22, 2016

'Sword Art Online,' The Anime About Gamers Being Trapped In A VR MMO Game, Is Becoming An Actual VR MMO Game

'Sword Art Online,' the Japanese franchise revolving around gamers being trapped in virtual reality worlds, is becoming real.

Geek February 22, 2016

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